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Our admission process begins with a phone call. To reach admissions, call (413) 528-1804 or email us at We are committed to returning your inquiry within 24 hours.
A prospective guest, family member, or treatment providers are all welcome to contact our admissions team. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process!
Who comes to Gouldfarm

Who Comes to Gould Farm

Adults, aged 18 or older, and living with one or more mental health challenges (such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and other challenges) come to Gould Farm.

We believe recovery from mental illness is possible and best achieved when guests are engaged and motivated by their own hopes and aspirations for a healthy and meaningful life.


Recovery depends on many factors. In general, we have found participants gain the most benefit when they are:


Interested in increasing their knowledge, understanding and acceptance of their mental illness


Willing to take prescribed medication as a tool in their recovery;


Interested in engaging in community and relationships with others;


Wanting to engage their strengths in meaningful work activities; and


Comfortable living in a rural setting.

Additional Criteria

For a complete list of admission criteria, please talk with our admission staff.

Some applicants may have a co-occurring substance use history. They must have an absence of active abuse and commitment to sobriety.


Applicants should have some self-care skills and be in reasonable physical health. 

Gould Farm is a voluntary program in an open setting, and our residents must be willing and able to participate in group activities. As such we do not accept applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Significant cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s, dementia, intellectual disability);

  • A primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, eating disorder, or some personality disorders;

  • Recent or ongoing violent behavior;

  • Unresolved legal matters; or

  • History of arson or sexual offenses.


Financial Information

Gould Farm is a nonprofit, private pay facility. The daily fee is $400. Thanks to the support of many generous donors, Gould Farm is able to provide some financial assistance to qualifying families.

Our standard program fee is almost never covered by medical insurance. We are unable to directly bill your insurance company.

Here is a helpful handout with links to more insurance parity resources.

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"The community at Gould Farm celebrated my gains, they really did. When I left, they made a big poster with all of my interests. That was a reflection of my life that I had no knowledge of up until then. They helped me see myself."

- Sarah W.

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